Don’t mess with Texas: A model to copy

Obama administration unwilling to secure U.S. border; Texas acts

The state of Texas has effectively taken border control into its own hands, bringing illegal immigration, smuggling and human trafficking to a standstill in the Rio Grande River section of the U.S./Mexico border.

In this interview with Breitbart News, Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst told reporter Brandon Darby “The border issue is just about dollars and cents. This proves Texas can do the job the federal government has refused to do —- to invest in the border and shut it down from illegal activities that are hurting Texans and other Americans.”  Dewhurst added, “Texas will protect our own citizens and other Americans from the criminal gangs that are destabilizing our state and our nation.”

Acquaint yourself with Dewhurst’s efficient three-week operation with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), which he called “the tip of the spear.”

“For six or seven years, I’ve been calling on our congressional delegation in D.C., [telling them] we need to at least double, if not triple, the size of our Border Patrol,” said the Lt. Governor. “The federal government is not providing the resources. I’ve grown convinced over the last year that this administration has no intention of securing the border.”

“This is just unacceptable,” he said. “We have a problem and everyone knows it except for the Obama administration and people in high levels of Border Patrol.  Organized crime groups in Texas are contracting with Mexican cartels to be their enforcers. The cartels’ presence are in all of our major cities. Seven of the eight Mexican cartels operating in Texas are using our state as a staging area for their operations across the U.S.”

The fix is costly. Among its expenditures, Texas has purchased a high-altitude spotter plane that can see six miles into Mexico at night, six new DPS helicopters that can also see at night, and six armored gunboats to patrol the Rio Grande River.

As fellow border-state Arizonans know all too well, the rate of criminality is massive and the invasion’s accompanying component of uneducated and impoverished illegals has reached critical proportions — with the high costs of providing health care, education and the impact on our criminal justice system being passed on to citizen taxpayers. The U.S./Mexico border region stretches approximately 2,000 miles and includes the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

In November 2012 we wrote about the staggering unemployment rates in Yuma, Arizona (now even higher at 31.9% in 2013) and El Centro, California (25.2% in 2013) — both abutting the Mexican border. Both communities topped the nation’s highest unemployment list. U.S. counties that border Mexico have an average poverty rate that is twice as high as the national average. The figures shown here are four years old and in many areas, the poverty rates have substantially escalated since this report was issued.

Unless we want to live in Mexico Norte, Arizona would do well to pay attention to Texas.


8 Responses to Don’t mess with Texas: A model to copy

  1. Sgt. Preston says:

    The first crime of ALL illegals is entering the US against the law. After that more crime follows. They deal in falsified or stolen ID in order to work, find a place to live and register their kids in school. There needs to be a unified backlash against this illegal invasion. Instead we have those in our own state legislature and congressional delegation caving to their outrageous demands, and all of them repeat the underestimated number who are here illegally. Who do these people actually work for? Why are they supporting illegals over the citizens who put them in office and they campaigned to serve?

    And while their apologists also underestimate the level of crimes committed by illegal aliens, the facts speak for themselves. This article in the Examiner “Illegal Aliens and Crime: Statistics not on Obama’s side,” tells a different story with facts and figures that need to be given wider exposure.

  2. Dennis O'Brien says:

    More good information on the assault coming from our southern border, SRAZ! The problem is we don’t have the same commitment here in Arizona to tackle this enormous and economically devastating problem as they do in Texas. Whatever the costs of implementing actual controls against “the invasion” (very accurate description!!) they will be less than the costs involved with supporting the illegals and their relatives brought in through the family reunification efforts of the Obama administration and the foolish churches that support this deceit this as “keeping families intact.” Many of the illegal men come here to work and send American dollars home to their families….for a while. Then they start new families with new women in the states and forget about the ones left behind in Mexico or Central America. Such great family values supported by self serving faith based groups…..

  3. ZOO says:

    According to this November 6th piece in USA Today, Arizona’s effort to build fencing has all but been abandoned due to lack of donations:

    IMO, there were two less costly (at least for now) methods that would deter many new invaders and drive out existing ones. These were killed by nine Republican state legislators after the delivery of a corporate manifesto from Cindy McCain and company in March 2011:

    1. Require checking proof of citizenship or legal residency on all admissions to Arizona hospitals or treatments in emergency rooms

    2. Require checking proof of citizenship or legal residency on all K-12 enrollments in Arizona public schools

    The purpose of these bills was to give the state accurate counts of actual costs to taxpayers to educate and medicate invaders and their “families.” The ‘excuse’ from my former state senator Linda Gray was that it was “too burdensome” on the hospitals and schools. This of course is pure B.S. Most of us had to provide birth certificates when we were enrolled in kindergarten. Exactly when did this procedure disappear?

    The toilet film that is the Arizona Chamber of Commerce knew that these simple two actions WOULD provide shocking statistics on taxpayer burdens for the facilitated invasion and WOULD send thousands of illegal aliens scrambling for digs elsewhere. That is why they stepped in and took control of the state legislature and “Republican” lawmakers.

    In the interim, some effort (such as Senator Sylvia Allen’s SB 1083 creating the Arizona Special Missions Unit) has been made to address the “lull” in activity since Mesa mongoloids removed Russell Pearce. But it appears the C.O.C.s lingering control and the incremental McCain-a-zation of Arizona state government has crippled any real progress.

    The state legislature needs to about face and address the two measures listed above. They are considerably less costly than pie-in-the-sky fencing that could take a decade or more to realize, and do the job elected criminals won’t do.

    • West Valley PC says:

      You are right on all counts! Now brassy Linda Gray is running as a State Rep. in Legislative District 1. She and her unionist husband recently retired to Yavapai County and now she’s running from their “cabin.”
      Here’s her voting record found right here on these pages. She supports the illegal invasion and amnesty!!

      • ZOO says:

        Prior to March 2011, Linda Gray had been a supporter of immigration bills. Her picture had been in the ‘Republica’ yelling at Mexicans who were raising the American flag upside down at the state capital. When she joined the “gang of nine” and murdered 5 immigration bills, this is how I knew what genuine impact the Chamber of Commerce ultimatum had on these lawmakers and also why her responses to my emails were phony baloney. She announced her retirement soon after this treasonous revolt. I had no idea she had resurfaced in LD 1, thanks for the update West Valley PC.

      • ZOO says:

        P.S. The 3 of 5 bills that Gray voted against were in fact the ones that would have had the greatest impact. ‘We’ inevitably wound up with immigration lawyer/scumbag Adam Driggs after redistricting, sinking even further into the pro-illegal sewer.

    • Kent says:

      Even the pro-illegal Pew Hispanic Center study back in 2009 found that even though Hispanics then made up 13 percent of the adult US population, they accounted for 40 percent of sentenced federal offenders in 2007.

  4. Clementine says:

    Those high unemployment statistics harbor other important facts. These non-working “migrants” (don’t you just love the new politically correct description of our invaders?) are accessing American supplied food (WIC) and health care benefits while sitting on their asses. We are fools to keep this money train going. No wonder so many hope to hop on.